Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 17:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've been flashing CyanogenMod 9 nightlies for months now, and the process to do so has become pretty much muscle memory at this point (if cwm ever changes its menu order I'm screwed). One step of this process has always fascinated me simply because I have no idea what exactly it does and why I have to do it: clearing Dalvik cache.
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RE: Comment by LB06
by LB06 on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by LB06"
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Well, I guess it depends on what you're running. When you update (to) a CM9 rom you'll notice that at the first boot Android is rebuilding the cache for all applications. THAT's the Dalvik cache rebuilding afaik.

So it seems we are all right. Yes, the Dalvik cache needs to be rebuilt, but you don't have to manually wipe it.

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RE[2]: Comment by LB06
by FadeFx on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by LB06"
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You all are partially right, there is no need to wipe dalvik cache after flashing a nightly build as the installer script does it for you, but, it is not always neccessary at all, only when there have been changes to the dalvik-vm, which indeed happens relatively rarely. However to be on the safe side cm does it on every flash.

So Thom, if u want to ease the process of flashing nightlies, get the rom manager pro (its worth those few bucks) and use it to download and flash the latest one, the pro version can even be used to notify you if a new version is available.

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